Christopher Sprigman, professor of law at the University of Virginia discusses his forthcoming book, The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation sparks Innovation, co-authored with Kal Raustiala. The book is an accessible look at how industries that are not generally protected by intellectual property law, such as the fashion and culinary industries, are nevertheless thriving and innovative. Sprigman explains why this happens and what the phenomenon can teach us about other industries, such as the music and movie industries.
- “The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation”, by Sprigman and Raustiala
- “The Piracy Paradox: Innovation and Intellectual Property in Fashion Design”, by Sprigman and Raustiala
- “Standup comedy and the rise of an informal intellectual property regime”, Bloomberg BNA
- “Why There Are Too Many Patents in America”, by Richard Posner